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Group Taken Into Custody, Protesting Naval Ship Christening

The protesters were from Maine Veterans for Peace and the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space.

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    Twelve people were taken into custody Saturday morning and charged with obstructing a public way.

    Those arrested were part of a group protesting the Christening of the USS Monsoor, a Zumwalt Class Naval Ship, being built at Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine.

    The protesters were from Maine Veterans for Peace and the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space.

    During their organized protest, the group went onto Washington Street and blocked pedestrian and vehicular traffic in front of Bath Iron Work's South gate. The protesters were given a lawful order to leave the roadway, but they remained. The group sat down in the roadway and remained there until they were taken into custody one at a time by Bath Police Officers as well as Sagadahoc County Sheriff's Deputies.

    All persons arrested were transported to the Bath Police and booked.They were released on personal recognizance bail.

    They were all given a court date of Aug. 2, 2016.

    All were cooperative throughout arrest and booking process.


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